"Combatting Islamophobia" Khutbah by Zahra Billoo (7/24/15)
Khateebah Zahra Billoo delivers the 7th khutbah for The Women's Mosque of America on July 24th, 2015. In her sermon, Zahra talks about how we as individuals in the Muslim community should stand up for ourselves and our communities to challenge injustice in our daily lives and the world around us.
Bio: As the Executive Director of CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) San Francisco Bay Area, Zahra Billoo strives to promote justice and mutual understanding. Zahra joined CAIR-SFBA in 2009, and immediately embraced her roles as community organizer and civil rights advocate. She frequently provides trainings at mosques and universities as part of CAIR’s efforts to empower the community, while building bridges with allies on civil rights issues. Zahra also represents victims of discrimination and advocates for policy changes that uphold civil rights for all.
A 2014 recipient of the National Lawyers Guild SF Bay Area Chapter’s Unsung Hero Award and a 2013 recipient of the South Asian Bar Association of Northern California’s Trailblazer Award, Zahra came to CAIR with a background in employment and labor rights advocacy.
In college, she worked with the California Faculty Association on issues including faculty salaries and the defunding of public higher education. In law school, she was awarded the Peggy Browning Fund Fellowship to work on the National Employment Law Project. Zahra graduated Cum Laude from CSU Long Beach with degrees in Human Resources Management and Political Science. She earned her J.D. from UC Hastings College of Law, and was admitted to the California Bar in 2009.
Adthan by Amal Ali (7/24/15)
Mu'adthinah Amal Ali calls the 7th adthan for The Women's Mosque of America on July 24th, 2015.